Utah hosts Dallas following Doncic’s 49-point performance
Dallas Mavericks (35-24, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (36-22, fourth in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jazz -6; over/under is 216.5
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas faces the Utah Jazz after Luka Doncic scored 49 points in the Mavericks’ 125-118 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Jazz are 22-12 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is ninth in the NBA allowing just 106.9 points per game while holding opponents to 45.0% shooting.
The Mavericks are 24-14 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas has a 15-16 record against teams above .500.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Jazz won 120-116 in the last matchup on Dec. 26. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 33 points, and Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavericks with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell is averaging 25.7 points, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.
Doncic is averaging 27.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and nine assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 18.5 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 6-4, averaging 111.9 points, 44.6 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.1 points per game.
Mavericks: 7-3, averaging 112.1 points, 42.1 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.4 points.
INJURIES: Jazz: Rudy Gay: day to day (knee).
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Reggie Bullock: day to day (hip), Trey Burke: day to day (shoulder), Frank Ntilikina: day to day (ankle), Theo Pinson: day to day (finger), Marquese Chriss: day to day (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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